Crusaders - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Red with White stripes Shorts: Black with White stripes Socks: Red with Black tops & White stripes
Home Ground: AMI Stadium, Addington, Christchurch
Acting Chairman: Grant Jarrold
CEO: Colin Mansbridge
The most appearances is by Wyatt Crockett (154)
The most points scored is by Dan Carter (1,708)
The most tries scores is by Caleb Ralph (52)
The Crusaders were formed in 1996. They represent the New Zealand Rugby Provincial Unions of Buller, Canterbury, Mid-Canterbury, Sth Canterbury, Tasman & West Coast.
The 2020 head coach is Scott Robertson. He is assisted by Scott Hansen, Andrew Goodman & Jason Ryan.
Previous head coaches were: Todd Blackadder, Robbie Deans, Wayne Smith & Vance Stewart.
The 2020 squad is:
Forwards: Michael Ala'alatoa; Harry Allan; Scott Barrett (C); Ethan Blackadder; George Bower; Tom Christie; Whetukamokamo Douglas; Mitchell Dunshea; Cullen Grace; Billy Harmon; Sione Havili; Oliver Jager; Andrew Makalio; Brodie McAlister; Joe Moody; Luke Romano; Ethan Roots; Tom Sanders; Quinten Strange; Codie Taylor; Isileli Tu'ungafasi.
Backs: George Bridge; Fergus Burke; Brett Cameron; Mitchell Drummond; Ereatara Enari; Braydon Ennor; Leicester Fainga'anuku; Inga Finau; Jack Goodhue; Bryn Hall; David Havili; Will Jordan; Manasa Mataele; Dallas McLeod; Richie Mo'unga; Fetuli Paea; Sevu Reece.
They play 8 Home games against: Waratahs; Highlanders; Reds; Hurricanes; Blues; Jaquares; Stormers; Chiefs.
They play 8 Away games against: Chiefs; Blues; Sunwolves; Highlanders; Rebels; Hurricanes; Lions; Sharks.
They finished in 1st position at the end of the 2019 round-robin stages, going on to win the final.
They are 1st on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$1.80